Posts from GovCon Daily 11/03/2016

Huntington Ingalls CEO: Shipbuilder Gains Prime Contract Opportunities Through Camber Purchase

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) believes its pending $380 million acquisition of Camber Corp. gives the military shipbuilder increased opportunities through prime contract vehicle positions in government services for work previously only available as a subcontractor, HII CEO Mike Petters told investors Thursday…
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VMware Mobility Mgmt Software Obtains FedRAMP ATO From Census Bureau; Bill Rowan Comments

The U.S. Census Bureau has granted VMware authority-to-operate approval under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to offer the company’s cloud-based enterprise mobility management platform in the public sector…
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HPE’s Earl Matthews: Analytics, Speed, Intell Key to Cyber Situational Awareness

Earl Matthews, a vice president at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, has said speed, analytics, integration, resiliency, intelligence and expertise are the six attributes that are key to cyber situational awareness, Signal magazine reported Wednesday…
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BAE Extends Support for DARPA’s Cognitive Electronic Warfare Tech Project

BAE Systems has received a $13.3 million contract modification from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to continue support for DARPA’s program that aims to develop electronic warfare technologies that will counter new, unknown and adaptive radars…
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Navy Demos Common Control System With Air Force, Army in Unmanned Medical Evacuation Event

The U.S. Navy has developed and demonstrated a common control system that works to run unmanned vehicles to facilitate medical evacuation missions through a single ground station. The service branch demonstrated the CCS with the Air Force and Army in an effort to show how the platform can control an unmanned ground vehicle and autonomous K-Max helicopter in a casualty evacuation event held at Fort Dix in New Jersey in August, the Navy reported Oct…
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DoD Seeks Concepts to Help in Multi-Domain Warfare Arena

The Defense Department wants individuals and private companies to submit ideas on how the Joint Force can address multi-domain warfare issues such as massed or mobile precision attacks, large state adversaries and battle network/guided munitions, DoD News reported Wednesday…
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Terry Halvorsen: DoD’s Joint Cybersecurity System Will Change Continuously

Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer at the Defense Department, has said DoD will constantly update its shared cybersecurity system due to fast changes in the fields of cybersecurity, information technology and software, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday…
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GAO: DoD Needs Certifications & Training for Acquisition Intelligence Support Personnel

The Government Accountability Office has said the Defense Department should develop certifications and training for personnel that provide intelligence support for acquisition programs. GAO said in a report issued Tuesday a lack of certifications for intelligence support personnel led the services to implement varying levels of training…
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Air Force Seeks to Develop Anti-Space Weaponization Strategy; Winston Beauchamp Comments

The U.S. Air Force is working to develop a strategy to counter the weaponization of space and prepare to defend against potential space-war anti-satellite attacks, Scout Warrier reported Tuesday. Kris Osborn writes the Air Force will invest approximately $5…
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BayFirst Solutions Makes Washington Business Journal’s 2016 Fastest-Growing Companies List

BayFirst Solutions is included on the Washington Business Journal’s list of fastest growing companies in the D.C. region for the second consecutive year. The company said Wednesday it generated more than $42…
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